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Culture Of India
The culture of India
India
refers collectively to the thousands of distinct and unique cultures of all religions and communities present in India. India's languages, religions, dance, music, architecture, food, and customs differs from place to place within the country
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Hindu
Hindus
Hindus
(Hindustani: [ˈɦɪndu] (listen)) are persons who regard themselves as culturally, ethnically, or religiously adhering to aspects of Hinduism.[1][2] Historically, the term has also been used as a geographical, cultural, and later religious identifier for people living in the Indian subcontinent.[3][4] The historical meaning of the term Hindu has evolved with time. Starting with the Persian and Greek references to the land of the
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Odia Language
Odia (ଓଡ଼ିଆ Oṛiā (help·info); formerly romanized as Oriya)[5] is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in the Indian state of Odisha.[6] It is the official language in Odisha
Odisha
(Formerly known as Orissa)[7] where native speakers make up 82% of the population,[8] also spoken in parts of West Bengal,[9] Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh,[10] and Andhra Pradesh.[11] Odia is one of the many official languages of India; it is the official language of
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Indian Painting
Indian painting
Indian painting
has a very long tradition and history in Indian art. The earliest Indian paintings were the rock paintings of pre-historic times, the petroglyphs as found in places like Bhimbetka
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Sculpture In India
The first known sculpture in the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
is from the Indus Valley civilization (3300–1700 BC), found in sites at Mohenjo-daro and Harappa. These include the famous small bronze female dancer. However such figures in bronze and stone are rare and greatly outnumbered by pottery figurines and stone seals, often of animals or deities very finely depicted. After the collapse of the Indus Valley civilization there is little record of sculpture until the Buddhist era, apart from a hoard of copper figures of (somewhat controversially) c
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Indian Subcontinent
The Indian subcontinent, is a southern region and peninsula of Asia, mostly situated on the Indian Plate
Indian Plate
and projecting southwards into the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
from the Himalayas
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Dharmic
Dharma
Dharma
(/ˈdɑːrmə/;[8] Sanskrit: धर्म, translit. dharma, pronounced [dʱəɾmə] ( listen); Pali: धम्म, translit. dhamma, translit
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Ethnic Groups In India
The ethno-linguistic composition of the population of South Asia, that is the nations of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
is highly diverse.[1] The majority of the population fall within two large linguistic groups, Indo-Aryan and Dravidian.[citation needed] Indian society is traditionally divided into castes or clans, not ethnicities, and these categories have had no official status since independence in 1947, except for the scheduled castes and tribes which remain registered for the purpose of affirmative action. In today's India, the population is categorized in terms of the 1,652 mother tongues spoken. These groups are further subdivided into numerous sub-groups, castes and tribes
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Hindu Mythology
Hindu mythology
Hindu mythology
are narratives found in Hindu texts
Hindu texts
such as the Vedic literature,[1] epics like Mahabharata
Mahabharata
and Ramayana,[2] the Puranas,[3] the regional literatures like Periya Puranam. Hindu mythology
Hindu mythology
is also found in widely translated popular texts such as the Panchatantra
Panchatantra
and Hitopadesha, as well as Southeast Asian texts.[4][5] Hindu mythology
Hindu mythology
does not often have a consistent, monolithic structure. The same myth typically appears in various versions, and can be represented differently across socio-religious traditions. These myths have also been noted to have been modified by various philosophical schools over time and particularly in the Hindu tradition
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Urdu
  Pakistan
Pakistan
(national and official)   India
India
(official as per the 8th Schedule of the Constitution and in the following states/union territories) Official:Jammu and Kashmir TelanganaSecondary Official:National Capital Territory of Delhi Bihar Uttar Pradesh Jharkhand West BengalRecognised minority language in United Arab Emirates[6]  Guyana[7] (as Guyanese Hindustani)  Suriname[7] (as Sarnami Hindoestani)  Trinidad and Tobago[7] (as Trinidadian Hindustani)Language codesISO 639-1 urISO 639-2 urdISO 639-3 urdGlottolog urdu1245[8]Linguasphere 59-AAF-q  Areas where Urdu
Urdu
is either official or co-official   Areas where Urdu
Urdu
is neither official nor co-officialThis article contains IPA phonetic symbols
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Telugu Language
Spoken in these States and union territories of India:Andhra Pradesh Telangana Yanam Language codesISO 639-1teISO 639-2telISO 639-3tel – inclusive codeIndividual code:wbq – Waddar (Vadari)Glottologtelu1262  Telugu[2]oldt1249  Old Telugu[3]Linguasphere49-DBA-aaTelugu is native to Andhra Pradesh and TelanganaThis article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode
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characters. For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA. Telugu (English: /ˈtɛlʊɡuː/;[4] తెలుగు [teluɡu]) is a Dravidian language spoken in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
Telangana
and the union territories of Puducherry (Yanam) by the Telugu people
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Tamil Language
 Sri Lanka  Singapore  India:Tamil Nadu[3] Puducherry[4] Andaman & Nicobar Islands[5]Recognised minority language in Malaysia[6]  Mauritius[7]  South Africa[8]Language codesISO 639-1 taISO 639-2 tamISO 639-3 Variously: tam – Modern Tamil oty – Old Tamil ptq – Pattapu BhashaiLinguist Listoty Old TamilGlottolog tamil1289  Modern Tamil[9] oldt1248  Old Tamil[10]Linguasphere 49-EBE-aThis article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode
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characters. For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA.This article contains Indic text. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks or boxes, misplaced vowels or missing conjuncts instead of Indic text.Tamil is written in a non-Latin script
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Sindhi Language
Sindhi /ˈsɪndi/[9] (سنڌي‎, सिन्धी, , ਸਿੰਧੀ) is an Indo-Aryan language
Indo-Aryan language
of the historical Sindh region, spoken by the Sindhi people. It is the official language of the Pakistani province of Sindh.[10][11][12] In India, Sindhi is one of the scheduled languages officially recognized by the central government. Most Sindhi speakers are concentrated in Pakistan
Pakistan
in the Sindh province, and in India, the Kutch
Kutch
region of the state of Gujarat
Gujarat
and in the Ulhasnagar
Ulhasnagar
region of the state of Maharashtra
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Santali Language
Santali (Ol Chiki: ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ; Eastern Nagari: সাঁওতালি) is a language in the Munda subfamily of Austroasiatic languages, related to Ho and Mundari. It is spoken by around 6.2 million people in India (ᱥᱤᱧᱚᱛ), Bangladesh
Bangladesh
(ᱵᱟᱝᱞᱟᱫᱮᱥ), Bhutan (ᱵᱷᱩᱴᱟᱱ) and Nepal
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Punjabi Language
EuropeBritish Punjabis North AmericaPunjabi Americans Punjabi CanadiansCulture Cinema Clothing Cuisine Dance Festivals Literature Media Music Religion Sport TelevisionLanguageEastern dialects Doabi Majhi Malwai Puadhi Western dialectsShahpuri Hindko Jhangochi Jangli Pothohar Jandali Dhani Punjab
Punjab
portalvte Punjabi (English: /pʌnˈdʒɑːbi/;[5] Punjabi: [pəɲˈdʒaːbi] ਪੰਜਾਬੀ / پنجابی pañjābī)[6] is an Indo-Aryan language with more than 100 million native speakers in the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
and around the world
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Sanskrit
Sanskrit
Sanskrit
(English: /ˈsænskrɪt/;[6] Sanskrit: संस्कृतम्, romanized: saṃskṛtam, IPA: [ˈsɐ̃skr̩tɐm] (listen)) is a language of ancient India
India
with a 3,500-year history.[7][8][9] It is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism
Hinduism
and the predominant language of most works of Hindu philosophy
Hindu philosophy
as well as some of the principal texts of Buddhism
Buddhism
and Jainism
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